ERIC Number: ED394956
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Integration of and Roadblocks to the Use of Technology in Teaching and Teacher Education.
Parker, D. Randall
This paper reports on returned surveys of 31 (74 percent) faculty members at the Louisiana Tech University College of Education. The survey was designed to provide data related to the faculty's use and integration of technology into teacher education classes. Subjects were asked to respond to three question sets on their intended use of technology in no classes, one class, most classes, or all classes during the 1995-96 academic year. In a fourth and fifth question set, faculty were asked to select their level of interest in technology workshops to increase the use of technology in teaching and to identify the perceived obstacles that hindered faculty use of technology. A sixth question set consisted of open ended questions addressing faculty use of, interest in, and obstacles to the use of technology in teaching. Findings indicated that the faculty had a high degree of willingness to increase students' use of technology as a productivity tool in improving instruction; many more said they would use it if upgraded equipment, support personnel, and training were available. Results are being used to develop and implement a college-wide strategic plan to improve available technology and its use, overall, but especially in instruction and teacher preparation. (Contains 15 references.) (NAV)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Preservice Teacher Education, Questionnaires, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Educators, Technological Literacy, Technology Education
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Louisiana Technological University
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwest Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, January 25-27, 1996).